Join us as the New York Philharmonic takes us away to Vail, Colorado for a performance from the Philharmonic's summer home - the Vail Valley Music Festival. Andrey Boreyko is on the podium, with pianist Benjamin Grosvenor for a program that includes the Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2, and the heroic Symphony No. 1 of Johannes Brahms. Sunday, August 19th, 3 to 5 pm.
It’s August, and boy is it summer on Now is the Time, Sunday, August 19th at 10 pm. From McFarlane’s lute combo on Augusta to Augusta Read Thomas’s Eclipse Musings, from Lewis’s summer musings to a work from Diemer’s Summer Day CD, and with Summer by Dan Coleman, it’s American contemporary music on WRTI-HD2 and the all-classical stream at wrti.org.
PROGRAM: Emma Lou Diemer: Aria & Scherzo Peter Scott Lewis: A Whistler’s Dream Augusta Read Thomas: Eclipse Musings
Puccini’s final masterpiece opens the San Francisco Opera radio season on WRTI under the baton of Music Director Nicola Luisotti. This passionate tale of a princess, whose cruelty masks her fear of love, features some of the composer’s most glorious music, including the stirring anthem “Nessun dorma.” Performed by an outstanding cast, led by Swedish soprano Iréne Theorin, “the world’s reigning Turandot” (Opera Britannia), Leah Crocetto, and Marco Berti, Turandot is melodically rich and colorfully orchestrated. Join us on Saturday, August 18th, 1 to 4:15 pm.
It’s music to jump and run to on Now is the Time, Sunday, August 12th at 10 pm. Campbell and McLean circle groups of sounds around each other, Currier is on the verge of tipping over, and Newman Taylor Baker marches up and holds our attention with just a drum set. It’s American contemporary music on WRTI-HD2 and the all-classical stream at wrti.org.
PROGRAM: Newman Taylor Baker: Marchin’ David Sebastian Currier: Verge Christopher Campbell: All-Clear (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)